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Worcester Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Lawyer

Representing Individuals, Couples & Business Owners across Massachusetts

Filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is generally an action taken by a business that has too much financial obligation or debt. Anyone, including individuals and couples, can actually file for bankruptcy under this Chapter, but the most common scenario involves corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. Chapter 11 is known as “reorganization” bankruptcy because it is meant to give the company an extended time to restructure its affairs, assets, and debts while still operating. Chapter 11 allows your company to keep its assets.

If you believe it is in your best interests to file for Chapter 11, you will need the guidance and service of a reliable attorney. As a Worcester Chapter 11 bankruptcy attorney, I have successfully handled thousands of cases for clients throughout the state. Because I have primarily focused my practice on bankruptcy, I have the advantage of 20+ years of experience. When you bring your case to Morrison & Associates, I can help you determine if Chapter 11 is the right action for you and, if so, that it is filed effectively.

Contact Morrison & Associates at (508) 928-3038 or use our online request form to arrange a free initial consultation.

How Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Works

Chapter 11 is the most expensive, complicated, and often the lengthiest of all forms of bankruptcy. The duration of the action may take years. The court may appoint a bankruptcy trustee, but that is not usually done except in cases of gross mismanagement or fraud.

After filing, an automatic stay is implemented which prohibits creditors from demanding payment. The business generally keeps running while it is given the first opportunity to create a reorganization plan within a given time period. The plan must demonstrate how the company will pay back its creditors during the time frame of the proceedings. Generally, Chapter 11 plans have a three- to five-year period in which creditors are paid. These plans are a vital key to the entire process; they must be feasible. Plans are then submitted to the court and must be accepted by both the court and relevant creditors for approval. If the company cannot come up with an acceptable plan, the creditors may submit a proposed plan to the court.

Creditors can include:

  • Those whose credit has been backed by collateral
  • Unsecured creditors (lacking collateral)
  • Equity security holders, such as shareholders or a partner

Contact an Experienced Worcester Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Lawyer

Due to the complexity and extended timeframe of Chapter 11, it is in your best interests to retain a skilled and accomplished attorney. I will work vigorously to meet your objectives so that your business can move forward into the future with a fresh start.

Learn more about how Morrison & Associates can help. Call (508) 928-3038 today.

Client Testimonials

  • “Troy is the most professional and knowledgeable attorney for any type of case”

    Ed

  • “It was obvious to me that he was a professional who was experienced in helping people in my situation. Highly recommended”

    Kyra

  • “The help he gave me during this difficult time was appreciated more than I could express.”

    Shane

  • “He met with me the day I called and filed in time to save my home.”

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